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Name droppers: Emeritus prof joins state committee

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Charles Plopper, 70, of Chester, to the state’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee. Plopper has been professor emeritus in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s department of anatomy, physiology and cell biology since 2005. He has served that department in several positions since 1979, including chairperson, acting chairperson, […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

‘SlingShot’ screening to benefit robotics team

Citrus Circuits, the Davis High School robotics team, is holding a benefit screening of “SlingShot,” the award-winning documentary about noted inventor Dean Kamen, his life and his 15-year quest to solve the world’s water crisis. The screening will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St., with doors […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Beer and food: a happy couple

Pairing food and beer What: Certified beer server Erin Lockett will offer two classes this month When: Friday, 7-8 p.m. (RSVP by noon Thursday) or Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m. (RSVP by Feb. 12) Cost: $30 per person Where: Sudwerk Restaurant Pilsner Room, 2001 Second St., Davis RSVP: Email [email protected] or call/text 949-636-2745 Davis class offers […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,


Adriana Williams and Thomas Streicher were married on Dec. 5, 2014, in Rottweil, Germany. The ceremony was held in the Old City Hall in Rottweil in the presence of immediate family. The bride is the daughter of Richard Williams of Davis and Ulrike Williams of Nuremberg, Germany. She is a 2006 graduate of UC Davis, […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Celebrations

What’s happening

Thursday, Jan. 29 Human performance expert John Underwood will speak to parents and athletes at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis High School north gym. Underwood’s “Life of an Athlete” program underscores four topics as they pertain to athletics and performance: chemical abuse, recovery, sleep and character. The event is co-sponsored by Davis High School Athletics and the […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: Have wanderlust? Go overseas for college

Many of you probably have read about the growing number of international students attaining degrees from U.S. colleges. What you may not be aware of is that there is a similar, albeit smaller, trend flowing in the opposite direction. Increasingly when I work with students to develop their college lists, we have some international schools […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

District learns from bomb threat incident

When a caller threatened North Davis Elementary School with a bomb on Thursday, Jan. 15, school and district response was immediate. “We had students evacuated within 20 minutes of the call coming in,” said Laura Juanitas, director of student support services, told the school board a week after the event. “The safety officer and the school […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

Chances are you’ve seen them walking the neighborhood or, if you’re lucky, they’ve come knocking on your door: Girl Scouts. Selling cookies. It’s that time of year again — a time for Thin Mints and Carmel Delites, Shortbread and Lemonades. Nine varieties in all are for sale this year — including one-gluten free and four vegan choices. […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Feenstra-Fisher wedding

The Housing Works bookstore in New York City was the venue for the wedding of Heather Feenstra, formerly of Davis, and James Fisher, formerly of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Dec. 6, 2014. Heather, daughter of Robert and Gail Feenstra, is a 2003 graduate of Davis High School and a 2007 graduate of UCLA. She received a […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Arboretum director wins leadership award

Kathleen Socolofsky, assistant vice chancellor and director of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, has received the Excelerate Foundation’s inaugural leadership award. The San Francisco-based foundation recognized Socolofsky’s efforts in co-creating — with her team, UCD students and the community — an innovative and transformative model for university and public gardens worldwide. The foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Lemon tree, very pretty: Our most local fruit?

What is truly the most local fruit or vegetable grown in our area, one that takes advantage of Northern California’s unique climate? Answer: the Meyer lemon. These citrus trees are so easy to grow here and so useful, they should be in far more yards. We have a 12-foot Meyer lemon tree that puts forth […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Lea Rosenberg leads Odd Fellows

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge has elected officers for 2015. Lea Rosenberg, an active member of the lodge since 2004, was elected noble grand. In addition to her new duties, she co-chairs Breakfast with Santa, A Taste of Davis and Breakfast with the Bunny — all popular community events sponsored by the Odd Fellows. She is a member […]

January 27, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Trouble ahead for fruit trees?

As I admired my February Gold daffodils blooming in January, about three weeks ahead of schedule, I ruminated on the impact of the warm, wet December and the sunny, dry January we’ve had so far. In an average January we have 18.5 cloudy days. This January we’ve had three. Not that most gardeners are complaining […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Family Hui comes to Yolo County

A program long used in Hawaii to strengthen families — and, by extension, communities — is coming to Yolo County next month. Family Hui will operate as a pilot project in Knights Landing, Woodland and Winters thanks to a community grant provided by First 5 Yolo last year, while Davis will be home to a […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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